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Douglas County Historical Society

at Historic Fort Omaha
30th & Fort Streets

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Mailing Address

5730 N. 30 St, #11B Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: 402-455-9990
Fax: 402-453-9448
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Hours

General Crook House
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.

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Phone: 402-455-9990
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Library Archives
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment

Phone: 402-455-9990
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May 1
Heartland Park Exhibit Opening
Omaha You Outta be in Pictures

Revisit Omaha’s long relationship with the motions picture in this exhibit at Heartland of America Park. Learn about Omaha filmmakers, from pioneering producers to contemporary award-winners. See Omaha’s majestic movie palaces and the neighborhood theaters. Discover movies about Omaha or filmed in Omaha. Some of the biggest names in film history called Omaha home, and this is your chance to explore their world.

May 7
Genealogy Club Meeting
1 - 4 p.m.
Library Archives Center

Interested in researching your family history? Have you already started your research, but have hit a dead end?

Join Douglas County Historical Society for a monthly class in genealogy. Work with the Historical Society’s researcher, Max Sparber, to explore various techniques for building your family tree, and share your discoveries with your classmates.

Classes are three hours long. The first hour is for beginners, and will introduce basic techniques in genealogy. The second hour is for everybody, and is an open hour to do research, share discoveries, ask questions, and help each other. The third hour is for advanced students and will teach more complicated or time-consuming techniques of researching a family tree.

Classes are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Please call 402-455-9990 or email members@douglascohistory.org to make your reservation. This month’s meeting will be held at the DCHS Library Archives Center on May 7 at 1 pm.

May 12
Annual Standing Bear Commemoration
White Man's Words Through Indian Eyes
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
General Crook House Museum
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Swanson Conference Center

Join us May 12 for our annual Standing Bear event! Every year we revisit the story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, whose landmark court case in 1879 first established that Native Americans are “persons within the meaning of the law” and have the right of habeas corpus.

This event is free and open to the public but due to limited space reservations are required. For more information or to make your reservation, CLICK HERE.

May 15
A Taste of Tea with Mona Christensen
2 p.m.
General Crook House Museum

Let’s brew and sample a good glass of iced tea. Maximum of 10 per class; $15 for members; $18 for non-members, reservations close 4 days prior to each class or when class is full. Reserve your spot today by emailing members@douglascohistory.org or calling 402-455-9990. Payment is required at time of reservation.

May 22
Exhibit Opening
Big Noise from the Heartland: Omaha Broadcasting
General Crook House Museum, Lower Level

May 25
Reader's Circle
Noon
General Crook House Museum

DCHS is pleased to announce Reader's Circle, which will focus on authors from Douglas County. This month's meeting will be on May 25 at noon at the Crook House Museum.

If you are interested in participating in the Reader's Circle, please call 402-455-9990 ext. 101 or email members@douglascohistory.org. Cost to participate is $5 for members and $10 for non members. Special thanks to our sponsor Duggars Cafe who will be providing treats for participants.

May 25
Omaha Gives!
24-hour online giving campaign

Omaha's 4th annual 24-hour charitable challenge is set for May 25. The giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further. So start gathering your circles and get ready for another great big give-together!

May 30
Closed in Observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

June 3
Genealogy Club Meeting
1 - 4 p.m.
Library Archives Center

Interested in researching your family history? Have you already started your research, but have hit a dead end?

Join Douglas County Historical Society for a monthly class in genealogy. Work with the Historical Society’s researcher, Max Sparber, to explore various techniques for building your family tree, and share your discoveries with your classmates.

Classes are three hours long. The first hour is for beginners, and will introduce basic techniques in genealogy. The second hour is for everybody, and is an open hour to do research, share discoveries, ask questions, and help each other. The third hour is for advanced students and will teach more complicated or time-consuming techniques of researching a family tree.

Classes are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Please call 402-455-9990 or email members@douglascohistory.org to make your reservation. This month’s meeting will be held at the DCHS Library Archives Center on June 3 at 1 pm.

June 15
A Taste of Tea with Mona Christensen
2 p.m.
General Crook House Museum

Herbal Teas how to prepare them and are they really good for you? Maximum of 10 per class; $15 for members; $18 for non-members, reservations close 4 days prior to each class or when class is full. Reserve your spot today by emailing members@douglascohistory.org or calling 402-455-9990. Payment is required at time of reservation.

June 29
Reader's Circle
Noon
General Crook House Museum

DCHS is pleased to announce Reader's Circle, which will focus on authors from Douglas County. This month's meeting will be on June 29 at noon at the Crook House Museum.

If you are interested in participating in the Reader's Circle, please call 402-455-9990 ext. 101 or email members@douglascohistory.org. Cost to participate is $5 for members and $10 for non members. Special thanks to our sponsor Duggars Cafe who will be providing treats for participants.